Sea Change Caps Successful Summer With Funding to Continue Recovery Work

The LBI-based Sea Change Recovery Community Organization received a $50,000 grant from the Rx Foundation for its “visionary work of creating an intersection of community-based recovery services and advocacy/organizing for systems change,” RCO founder Elizabeth Beaty has announced. The foundation funds healthcare innovators.

Direct service providers, policy experts, and civil rights advocates oppose fentanyl penalty increases at Senate Judiciary Committee

Today, 150+ recovery specialists, harm reduction providers, and policy experts opposed proposals to increase penalties for fentanyl (S-3325 and S-3096) through testimony and slips of opposition. Organizations submitting their opposition include ACLU-NJ, NAACP-NJST, Latino Action Network Foundation, Salvation and Social Justice, Newark Community Street Team, National Center for Advocacy and Recovery,Northern New Jersey MAT Center of Excellence, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, Make The Road New Jersey, Office of African American Gay Concerns, South Jersey AIDS Alliance, New Jersey Organizing Project, New Jersey Policy Perspective, and New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition.

Groups lobby state for American Rescue Plan billions

In the second of the Murphy administration’s two online hearings about how the state should spend its $6.2 billion American Rescue Plan grant, representatives of teachers, essential workers, business owners, undocumented workers and more asked for millions for their constituencies.